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Dead Planets Around White Dwarfs Could Emit Radio Waves We Can Detect, Sending Out Signals for Billions of Years

A new study by a pair of astronomers has shown that planets orbiting white dwarfs will still be emitting radio…

2 months ago

Bizarre Star Could be the Result of Two White Dwarfs Merging Together

Stars live and die on epic time scales. Tens of millions of years, hundreds of millions of years, even billions…

5 months ago

Small, Tough Planets can Survive the Death of Their Star

Sad fact of the Universe is that all stars will die, eventually. And when they do, what happens to their…

5 months ago

The Oldest and Coldest White Dwarf Ever Found has Bizarre Dust Rings Around it

A citizen scientist recently discovered a white dwarf star that has multiple dust rings, a finding which could force a…

8 months ago

A New Technique to Figure Out How Old Stars Are

Our understanding of the universe, and of the Milky Way, is built on an edifice of individual pieces of knowledge,…

9 months ago

In the far Future our Sun will Turn Into a Solid Crystalline White Dwarf. Here’s How it’ll Happen

New research using some of the latest Gaia mission data has revealed what happens to stars like our Sun once…

9 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout – June 16, 2017: Dr. Natalie Batalha and NASA’s NExSS

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dr. Natalie Batalha is an astrophysicist at NASA Ames Research Center and project scientist…

2 years ago

A Pulsar and White Dwarf Dance Together In A Surprising Orbit

The discovery of a millisecond pulsar orbiting a low-mass white dwarf star has astronomers puzzled, mainly because its orbit defies…

3 years ago

Will the Universe Run Out Of Energy?

It seems like the good times will go on forever, so feel free to keep on wasting energy. But entropy…

5 years ago

Kepler Can Still Hunt For Earth-Sized Exoplanets, Researchers Suggest

Kepler may not be hanging up its planet-hunting hat just yet. Even though two of its four reaction wheels --…

6 years ago